The largest crowds appeared in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston, New York City and Los Angeles.......all cities which voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton. And unless more than 10% of that crowd did not vote for Mrs. Clinton, this protest was little more than a giant lamentation of their candidate not being elected President.
If I may, I'd like to answer some of the concerns addressed:
- Sexual assault is illegal and will remain against the law.
-If Planned Parenthood is de-funded, there will still be enough money in private donations for
- Women do earn as much money as men provided you're doing an "apples to apples" comparison. Comparing the salary of a male electrical engineer to that of a female women's studies adjunct professor is downright silly.
- President Donald Trump is not looking to undermine LGBT "rights" (i.e. same-sex marriage). In fact, Trump is the only President in the history of the United States to support such a union the very first day he assumed the Oval Office.
- The idea that a President of the United States can unilaterally gut civil rights is utterly delusional. But, to be fair, the previous president spoke of using his pen and phone to make or revise legislation, so it's easy to understand why these protesters are under the impression our Commander in Chief has such purview.
But perhaps the thing which grated on my nerves most was that if any woman declined to engage in this grandstanding, they were essentially labeled as anti-women. Sorry, ladies, but there are some who looked at this protest as mere symbolism over substance. You want an example of "substance?" I introduce you to Cara Schulz of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota.
So I had 3 long time friends block me because I wasn't at the women's march. I chose, instead, to learn more about how to be a city councilperson. They told me, because I didn't march, that was the same as supporting Trump and wasn't showing a commitment to women’s rights, civil rights, and political activism.
Why do you think I was on the executive committee for the LPMN?
Why do you think I've Chaired the LPMN State Convention?
Why do you think I take part in numerous protests and volunteer to help others?
Why do you think I've directed a Presidential campaign (state level) twice?
Why do you think I ran for city council, lost....then ran again and won?
And you wore a hat and marched in a protest.
If I had to place bets on who has a better chance to move the proverbial political needle, I'd put money on Ms. Schulz as opposed to a gal who walks around aimlessly while wearing a crocheted vagina atop her head.